Colorado Springs – Academy District 20 awarded Bryan Construction, MOA Architecture, and RTA Architecture the opportunity to construct Chinook Trail Middle School. To ensure community funds are being invested wisely, the $41 million is fully inclusive of all design and construction components.
Chinook Middle School will be located on the same campus as Chinook Trail Elementary, which was built in 2007, and will serve as the district’s ninth middle school.
The 125,000-square-foot campus is being constructed to educate 1,000 students using high performance classrooms as well as athletic facilities including tennis, football, and softball. The award also includes the expansion of Chinook Trail Elementary’ s cafeteria to accommodate 1,600 students and an expansion of the warming kitchen into a full prep kitchen.
The new school will incorporate sustainability and energy efficiency design and construction standards to ensure a healthy learning environments for the students, as well as to ensure long term energy savings.
“Academy District 20 is a leading district in the State of Colorado. We look forward to working with them to construct a campus which will exceed the standard of excellence in education for Colorado Springs residents,” says Doug Woody, Bryan Construction Project Executive.
With the construction site being on the Chinook Trail Elementary campus, Bryan Construction plans to synergize the existing elementary campus with the middle school. Traffic logistics, including pick-up and drop-off areas, as well as shared use of facilities between the schools will be evaluated.
In addition to the design, Bryan Construction’s logistics plan addresses student safety, separation of construction zones from active school zones, phased construction, summer construction activities, in-session construction activities, temporary replacement of facilities, temporary utilities, and contractor access.
Currently the project is in the design and preconstruction planning phase. Physical construction is expected to begin around February 2018 and will wrap up in time for the 2019 -2020 school year.